Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City [Bloomberg]: Subterranean cartographers are bringing to light the dark, tangled truths buried under the streets.
- That Burning Smell Around NYC This Morning? It Came From Pennsylvania [Gothamist]: This morning, after some New Yorkers woke up to the smell of smoke, but without apparent signs of any fire, the NYC Office of Emergency Management Tweeted, “Due to emergency personnel operating at a fire in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, residents in NYC may see or smell smoke.”
- From oysters to falafel: The complete history of street vending in NYC [6sqft]: To fully experience New York City, you have to eat. And then eat some more. So inextricably linked with its food, the city’s social and cultural history requires an exploration of its endless cuisines. And while street food is not unique to New York, the city provides some of the most diverse dining options in the world, with over 10,000 people make a living by street vending.
- Con Ed repairs subway power system in hopes of reducing train delays [amNewYork]: Con Edison will undertake a yearlong project to try to reduce soaring train delays by improving power reliability in the subway system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the utility company announced Wednesday. Con Ed will test and repair the vast power flow system to the city’s subways, from manholes to subway signals, under an agreement with the state. Power-related issues — like complete loss of power, or frequent surges or dips in power — caused 32,000 train delays in the past 12 months, according to Cuomo.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- A Look Inside NoMad’s New Oscar Wilde-Themed Bar, NYC’s Longest Continuous Bar
- The Top 10 Secrets of the Roosevelt Island Tram in NYC
- NYC Fun Facts: Former Nuclear Fallout Shelters Are Scattered Around NYC From the Cold War